He is the Bearnais of the team, from Pau in the middle of the Jurançon appellation at the foot of the Pyrenees. After a first professional life in the petrochemical industry, Gauthier made a 180° turn to reorient himself in the wine industry.
So in 2017 he went back to school in Bordeaux to get a diploma in business unit management specialized in wines and spirits. It is then that he discovers the WSET diplomas and also meets Fanny. He passes the level 2 in wines, then in parallel of his various experiences in store he passes the level 3 in wines.
While setting up his professional project of creating a brand new concept in the region of Pau, he passed the WSET level 4, the Diploma, in one year. Having fallen in love with wine and all that can be learned from it, and especially with a desire to pass on his knowledge, in July 2021 he became a Wine Educator for the WSET and is qualified to teach levels 1, 2 and 3 in wine. He also passed the French Wine Scholar in order to deepen his knowledge of the French vineyard.
In 2019 he creates with his partner the brand Wine Wander in order to discover the vineyards of the world and then offer the wines in their future store. Covid obliges this world tour has turned into a European tour so far. Their Wine Wander store opened in April 2022 and offers a discovery of foreign wines and spirits, both in the store and in the bar. To complete this place of sharing, a training room has also been created.
It is with a touch of hyperactivity that Gauthier divides his time between his company and the training sessions given for WiSP.